1990 Ford F-250 Q&A
1990 Ford F-250 Question: I need a diagram of how to replace the front control arm bushings.
I would also like to have some instructions. I assume that this is whats causing the front end to shake so bad that it almost it feels like the truck will fall apart. All the tie rods and tie rod ends, ball joints (upper&lower)have been replaced. My tires stand straight when moving forward; but when I back up my tires look a tepee ( /\ ). Please tell me if I am wrong.The shocks have all been replace also & I am going to replace the front springs. - H. Windwalker
That lean sound like a bad ball joint lean to me. What kind of ball joints were used? Cheapo or Moog? have you checked the wheel bearing? To Check them, jack the front up, then while grabbing the wheel at 12 and 6 shake it up and down. If you feel alot of play or feel a knock it might just be the bearing. Though a shot ball joint will also allow play here. 3 and 9 oclock shake will show you play in the tie rods. having a spotter helps here. I wouldnt do the springs unless you can see damage such as cracks. A pry bar helps show play in ball joint. Just have to place it just right between control arm and spindle to expose ball joint play. Trying not to be too long. Let me know if this helps. - big01_dram